A Routledge Literary Sourcebook on William Shakespeare's "King Lear": A Routledge Study Guide and Sourcebook (Routledge Guides to Literature)

A Routledge Literary Sourcebook on William Shakespeare's "King Lear": A Routledge Study Guide and Sourcebook (Routledge Guides to Literature)

By: Grace Ioppolo (author)Hardback

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Description

This sourcebook clearly introduces the many critical issues surrounding this complex and haunting play. Ioppolo examines sources from Holinshed to Spenser, and in the Interpretations section looks at critical readings and notable performances of the play. These range from early critical responses and performances to recent stage and screen interpretations. Edited key passages connect the play to its contexts and criticism, providing both a guide to and a new perspective on King Lear. Careful annotation explains Shakespeare's language. This is the ideal introduction for undergraduates, providing orientation in the play, its reception history and the critical material that surrounds it.

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About Author

Grace Ioppolo is based at the University of Reading, and has previously taught at UCLA, University of California, Berkeley, American University (Washington DC) and The Shakespeare Institute. She is the author of Revising Shakespeare, editor of Shaespeare Performed: Essays in HOnour of R. A. Foakes and the editor of plays by Shakespeare and Middleton.

Contents

General Introduction 1. Contexts 2. Interpretations Part 1: Critical History Part 2: King Lear in Performance 3. Key Passages 4. Further Reading. Further References. Index

Product Details

  • publication date: 22/05/2003
  • ISBN13: 9780415234719
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 212
  • ID: 9780415234719
  • weight: 362
  • ISBN10: 0415234719

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